Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Helloo there!! How is your day going? I hope things are well with you!!

I have to put up the December challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS ON FACEBOOK and this will be my last month with them as I have been a part of the team since July 2014 and feel it is time to step down.. I have seen the upcoming challenges and they are amazing so I hope you will still pop over and check them out... but for this month.. the challenge is..

  this amazing board for color/ pattern inspiration, and this sketch...

  for inspiration.. now you can go with one or both, totally up to which grabs you!!! and my layout..

some closer views..
I love the pattern in the board as well as the colors!
I have had that piece of chipboard for years so I embossed it in blue..

Life is beautiful...

Stencils, dies, flowers and chipboard..  and my oldest Daughter..  I have enjoyed my time over at Sketchy Boards and I hope to one day join in with the challenges as an entry!!

Thanks for dropping on by, and I really do appreciate all the comments you leave me too..

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Thursday, December 01, 2016


Well here we are ... December... let that sink in... December... hehe.. naaa i cant believe it!

And so a new month.. new challenges.. last ones for the year....  (naaa still cant believe it!!!)

The challenge over at ARCHISCRAPS is to use cogs/gears on your creation...
How cool is that photo??  anyhooo I made two cards.. and used lots of
Scrapmatts chippies...  and they are...

I have colored the cogs with black and brown ink pads.. easy!!

and the challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is such a lovely one..  and different interpretations too from the designers..
To use silver as a color, the word believe and layers...
and some closer views of my layout..

I love that gorgeous chippie from Scrapmatts covered in glitter glue..

Another lovely chippie from Scrapmatts - this star...


I enjoyed this challenge criteria and you can see all the other inspiration and link up HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by,  I know we are all so busy this time of the year!! My DD has finished school for the year, and at the moment I have my hubby in hospital, for the second time. He has been battling cellulitis in his hand and finger for a month now... He has had 3 surgeries and there will be one more..  We sure hope and pray he is on the mend really soon..   So each comment last month was really appreciated and so many friends have lifted my spirits greatly..  We all have seasons of mountains and valleys. In the valleys we learn so much and on the mountains we appreciate so much..   so thank you dear friends...

Thanks so much for any comments, it is nice to know you have dropped by!!

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Monday, November 28, 2016


A big Hello there! How is your day going? I am sitting here listening to beautiful rain on our roof and the faraway rumble of thunder... a lovely way to end a very hot sticky day!!

I have created a layout using the sketch from MY CREATIVE SKETCHES which looks like..
As well I have used some beautiful embellishments from the Kit Vintaj Romance from FUNKY FLAIR STUDIO that I won last month.  The kit looks like.
vintaj romance october kit A really beautiful kit, I was so excited to win it.  I have used something from the kit on each square on the layout...

A couple of closer views.
 The beautiful die cut roses and a simply gorgeous flair.. Those sweet  little flowers were in the kit too!

Another pretty flair.. Funky Flair are known for their amazing and beautiful flair.


I enjoyed this sketch and I really enjoyed using bits from the kit.. sadly the kit is unavailable at the moment..
But there are lots of beautiful flair over at the FUNKY FLAIR STUDIO .

Thanks so much for coming by..  This month has flown by. I really hope next month is a good month for us all..
Thank you for your lovely comments which really do lift my spirits..

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Friday, November 25, 2016

KAISERCRAFT November Sketch Challenge.

Hello there, I hope your day is going really well..  It is hot and very dry here.

I have a layout I would like to share that was created using the SKETCH FOR KAISERCRAFT NOVEMBER CHALLENGE which is this fabulous one...

november-sketch-challenge I have used pretty much all Kaisercraft papers and dies for my layout..

some closer views..
 I love this Die!!

Treasured Christmas Memories..

I love this stencil from Kaisercraft too! I have used various Christmas ranges from Kaisercraft for this layout..

Well by my calculations, it is one month until Christmas Day!!! How are your plans going? I just know it wont feel very long until we are sitting together and celebrating this special season..

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for your lovely comments too..

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Monday, November 21, 2016

WHITE WITH ONE - November..

Good Morning! I hope your monday is off to a great start.. The days are flying by, I am just holding on!! ( p.s. I just noticed the calendar in my scrap room is still on September...hehe!!)

Anyhooo!! I have a layout I have created for this months WHITE WITH ONE which is a very pretty blue..
I have tried to match it with my water colors and some papers I found in my stuff.. I am trying very hard not to buy any new stuff so these color challenges are great to get in and dig deep to find something that has been buried for a while..

Some closer views..
I have used lots of dies and some old chipboard alphas that are huge to use as a title but great for adding dimension to this layout..
more chipboard and I made a sweet little bow!! The photo is my Nephews son who is just one of the cutest sweetest little boys..

I love this adorable photo, so I guess that is why I enjoyed creating this page!!

Well I better get going and get some more things done, so I hope you enjoy your day too..
Thanks for coming on by and I always appreciate the comments you leave me too..

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration - Guest Designer Case File #218

Hello there,
I have been a Guest Detective this month for C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration representing Scrapbook Fantasies.
This challenge now has a blog which I think makes it easier to follow..  And the challenge is..
I have used the colors. For the evidence I have used dots, weather elements (clouds) metal and circles.. For the testimony I have journalled about something outdoors i.e. time at the beach..

And my take...

My journalling describes our holiday we had this year at Coolum and the fun we had with our dogs, who enjoyed the beach walks too!!

If you have never played along with a C.S.I. challenge, then may I suggest popping over and checking out all the wonderful designers examples HERE!!!!! They really are fun challenges!

Thanks so much for dropping on by, I know our weeks are just flying!! And I do appreciate the lovely comments you leave me too!! Have a great day!!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

D-LISH SCRAPS November Inspiration Board Challenge..

Hello there,
Yes tis I with another layout to share with you! Yes I have surprised myself with completing another challenge!!

The challenge for D-LISH SCRAPS November is a fabulous color combo and I have been enjoying the JAP kits and have used mine on this layout as well as embellies from my D-Lish stash...

The Inspiration board...
I love these colors together and have used them as well as the inspiration of feathers..

some closer views.

Lots of die cut feathers..

All the flowers are D-Lish.. Love the stunning metal peacock in the kit!!


I have also used a feather stencil with watercolors.

I hope your day is going splendidly! Thanks for popping by and as always I appreciate your comments too..

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

KRAFT + November Challenge..

Good day to you, I hope your day is going well..

How did we get to double digits in November so soon? Crazyyy!!  Anyhooo...

I am putting up this months challenge for KRAFT+ Out of the Closet.. 


 Yes another fabulous challenge to get us to take a look into our closet and be inspired by what we see!! hehe.. well my closet is a sea of blue, as that is my fav color, but I picked out a shirt that is one of my favorites, it is cool, comfortable, no iron and I wear it a lot.. and it looks like..

And I have used a photo of me wearing it !! I have been inspired by the colors - the blues and pops of pink, and also by all the branch type of design on it..  and my layout..

some closer views..
I cut lots of branches with my dies..

Using the colors..

Good Times..

I hope you can see where my inspiration has come from!!! The design team have loads of inspiration too so be sure to pop over and CHECK THEM OUT HERE!!!!    

I hope your week has been going well..  Thanks for your visit and thank you so much for your comments too...

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Saturday, November 05, 2016


Hello there,
I hope your day is going well.. 

I am just putting up this months challenge for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG which is a lovely girly one and it is to use..
the color PEACH, the word PRETTY, and some PLEATS somewhere on your page.. and my layout..

some closer views.

Happy Girls are pretty girls..
I have used the Cottage Rose papers from Kaisercraft and all the chipboard pieces are Scrapmatts.

It sure feels like November is off and running, already 5 days into it.  Thanks for your visit today and thank you for any comments you leave me too..  see you next time....

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